distribution capabilities...not just to accommodate aggressive growth but also for competitive/cost advantage in same-day delivery.
Interestingly, Amazon UK is amending its free shipping offer, excluding thousands of products just as the all-important year-end holiday buying season is about to start. Whether this change will remain as competitors crank up their holiday promos is uncertain.
Each Amazon warehouse employs thousands of people in multiple shifts...and with so many new warehouses, Amazon may be able to compete in product categories where others have had difficulty--such as grocery delivery. Maybe.